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Engraved lighter from a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 2005.417.2

Engraved lighter made for Tibor Stern by a Spanish acquaintance as a memento of Tibor's stay in the Cinecitta displaced persons camp in Rome, Italy, after World War II. In 1942, Tibor tried to escape from Nazi-allied Hungary, but was caught and sentenced to 10 years hard labor. In 1945, he was sent to Dresden and placed under SS control to help clean debris after the bombing of the city, then taken on a death march until he was liberated by Russian forces. He ended up in the Cinecitta DP camp, from which he emigrated to the United States in 1948.

Date
1948  (creation)
Geography
creation : Cinecitta (Displaced persons camp); Rome (Italy)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Tibor Stern
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:05
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